Its refreshing to be posting good news on the Friday before a RallyCross for once! This Sunday’s Bluenose Autosport Club’s rallycross at Atlantic Motorsport Park is on! There’s a good base down so the course should be even smoother than usual, though expect lots of slip! Bring your good winters and see you there!
Feb 28 2014
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Feb 26 2014
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Feb 16 2014
Thanks very much to Dave Hull, Ian Pearce and Jonathan Conrad for the cleanup at the Scotia Speed World big lot today. With Dave’s dragging and Jon’s plowing we greatly improved the condition of the big lot. I’d say its at 70-80% of perfect condition again! Now if we can just get some warm+dry or some very cold weather we’re set for using the big lot again!
Here’s the before shots. I wasn’t kidding when I said we couldn’t use it frozen in this state:
Some height perspective:
Click below to see the results!
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Feb 16 2014
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Feb 15 2014
The New Brunswick weather forecast for both Moncton and Fredericton has forced the cancellation of both RallyCross events still scheduled for tomorrow. Mother nature doesn’t like RallyCross this weekend, apparently!
The next scheduled RallyCross events for BAC and FMC is March 2nd. Watch the Events Calendar for details!
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Feb 14 2014
Sorry folks, not what I wanted to be writing again but the rain last night really killed us. I visited the lot this afternoon and you sink into the ground just walking on it.
This is about a half throttle launch on the small lot. Picture this times 15-20 cars times 4 runs. We’d have trenches Bruce could lay some Natural Gas piping in.
Sorry folks, mother nature just isn’t working with us this weekend. Hopefully some folks will find their outlet at the MMSC and FMC events this weekend.
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Feb 07 2014
The 2014 Canadian Rally Championship kicks off this weekend in Maniwaki, Quebec with the Rallye Perce Neige! Of particular note for Rally East fans is local competitor Cindy McCarron Co-Driving for Maxime Méconse Larocque in his P4WD classed Subaru Impreza! Cindy recently Co-drove to a 3rd place finish with local competitor Wayne Pitts at the 2013 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally and this is her first CRC event. Good luck, guys!
Stay ontop of all the latest event scores at RallyScoring.com! Stages start at 10AM AST Saturday!
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Feb 05 2014
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Feb 01 2014
Well, another change of plans. Ian Pearce and I visited the site this morning and there’s absolutely no point in having a work party tomorrow. The entire lot is still covered in snow and even with the warmer temperatures its unlikely to thaw enough to be movable, plus with the snow its hard to find the spots that need to be worked on anyway.
The Small lot is flatter, but people have been in there as well and its covered in ~2″ ice that breaks apart just walking on it. Its sharded up in such a way that its very possible for it to wreck tires and cause other mayhem.
50% of the lot is covered in this:
Both lots are pretty much guaranteed to break cars at the moment unfortunately.
There’s really nothing we can do tomorrow so consider the event 100% cancelled at this time. Stay tuned for the next event on February 16th!
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Jan 31 2014
Okay folks, here’s the story. Forecast for tonight is 60% chance of Rain, 0 degrees tomorrow and 6 degrees and early morning rain on Sunday. Thats going to make for a soft lot and I’m just not comfortable that we won’t wreck the small lot and not be able to fix it if we run.
I don’t want to cancel another event, but I think at this point its more important to try and save the rest of our season, so to that end we’re going to have a work party on Sunday in the Scotia big lot to try and fix up what we did so we can run there on the 16th. I think everyone agrees we’d much rather be in the large lot than the small one anyway.
So calling all able bodied rallycrossers to come out to Scotia on Sunday at 10:30 or so. Bring boots, gloves and shovels/rakes/hoes. If we can pull things down and even them out mechanically we will but we may be resorting to good ‘ol manpower to fix the worst of it.
Ahh Global Warming. Remember when we were all ice racing it Wittenberg this time of year? (Okay, so I don’t, but I understand that’s what people did! )
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